I've been trying to get a simple mod to work. I've copied the "GalCiv3GlobalDefs.xml" from the steam installation directory "Galactic Civilizations III\data\Game" file into my mod folder "MyMod\Game". The file name is the same as it was. I modified values for "CustomFactionTraitPoints" and "CustomFactionAbilityPoints".
The changes are loaded - I can create a custom civilization with absurd numbers of trait and ability points, it's just that the game crashes when I try to start a new game. I click "New Game" go through the galaxy options, opponents, etc., and then I start the game. After a while of "Loading...", there's the crash. The game crashes regardless of whether the new civ is in game, and regardless of whether the "GalCiv3GlobalDefs.xml" contains any changes - I also tried just copying the file without any modifications.
Any ideas what might be wrong?
BTW, this is Base+Crusade+Intrigue, version 3.03.
Thanks a lot!